Right, so the last few posts have been all about skincare and beauty, so let’s get back to a bit of bridal. I saw these images recently from the Monique Lhuillier 2015 collection, taken from the Melrose Place flagship store in LA and was loving the springtime vibes! I’m a sucker for a pastel colour palette and as for the detail, ARGH – I want EVERYTHING!! I love that it’s classed as a ready-to-wear collection….girl, I would have my bridal party decked out in this collection in a heart beat…flower girls, bridesmaids, mothers of the bride and groom, the whole she-bang!
I first fell in love with Monique Lhuillier in 2008 when I was addicted to watching bridal runway shows and let’s face it, no one ever forgets their first love right?! My Italian aunt had recently bought me an ivory lace photo album as a present, and it has been in it’s box since, waiting to be used for either, a mood board-collection-book for my own wedding….or as my own special little wedding album as it only holds 6″ x 4″ photos. Either way, this designer was going to be in it!
But then I was thinking, short of a trip to LA, which by the way, I am totally going to try and fit into the budget of “bridal gown shopping” or even try and get away with calling it a “research trip”…..how could I, or anyone else, achieve this same look and feel back home in lets say, less sunnier climates…..
And then I thought, bingo! Clonabreany House…This place is a little gem that, until a few years ago, was a ram-shackled old ruin with neither a roof slate nor pane of glass in sight. Now, it is a stunning, breath-taking location for a beautiful wedding nestled in one of the most rural Irish countryside spots in Co. Meath. Clonabreany House are holding their Bridal Open Day on Sunday 19th April 2015, so if you haven’t found your dream location just yet…you should definitely check this place out and be prepared to swoon as you enter the drive way!
So, should my wish be granted that the wedding party is dressed in Monique Lhuillier’s Spring/Summer 2015 ready-to-wear collection, at least my OCD would be at ease, knowing that the location and setting would tie in perfectly! And of course, with a colour palette like this one, don’t you just know that French macaron’s are going to be on the menu!
Now, where to find those pretty paper umbrellas…..?